Slammin' Joe tells of his experiences as a slave interacting with his boss and the other slaves.
Slammin’ Joe, a dower slave belonging to the estate of Martha Washington’s first husband, worked as a ditch digger at George Washington’s Mansion House farm. Whenever possible, he spent time with his wife Pricilla (Silla), a Washington slave and field worker, and their six children who lived at the outlying Dogue Run farm.
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Slammin' Joe talks about his role on General Washington's farm as a ditcher and his relationship with his family.Watch The Video